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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 14, 2011 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

I was only kidding about the heroin, isn't it more likely that they were spent nitrous balloons? I've never heard of a heroin balloon.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 14, 2011 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

I've seen heroin in small balloons - and I did see some nitrous balloons but never heard tanks. Just saw folks walking around with the full balloons and taking "hits". And I agree that it is more likely they were nitrous balloons. That said, there was simply no excuse for the mounds of trash just scattered about. I seem to recall Heads being fairly respectful of venues and self-policing by handing out trash bags and picking up. If I was a resident or merchant in close proximity to the fairgrounds, I would have been pretty pissed off.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 14, 2011 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

I'll blame it all on Bubba Cunningham...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 14, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

There were tanks at the Furthur show here in 2010 - but not this year. The Phila. police were apparently not amused. I agree the amount of trash is disturbing, but I didn't see any really bad behavior, it was pretty mellow. This year, it was only the security that I'd call "menacing." The crowd was mellow both years. This year, though, it was about 400 degrees, and nobody could act any way but mellow or have a stroke.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 14, 2011 8:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

In 2010 the shows were the same weekend as the Greek Picnic, which is a very large and traditionally rowdy event (history of violent harassment of women by drunk twentysomethings) that covers many different parts of the city. The cops were busy elsewhere during those Furthur shows, and there was a much freer atmosphere in the lot. I imagine that the Mann was closer to the center of attention this year.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 15, 2011 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

Right that was it. Yeah it was much cleaner this year.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 14, 2011 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur fun...

a heroin balloon generally refers to a condom filled with heroin, which is then swallowed, in order to smuggle it somewhere. they stuff them with quite a bit of dope. a street dealer usually sells $10 hits which is .1 gram, or a bundle (1g, 10 hits wrapped in a rubber band) for roughly $70 - $90. they come in what are called "stamps" and look like this:
http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2010-03-28/Heroin-b.jpg

just google heroin stamps and you'll see what the $10 bags look like.

sometimes they're sold in small capsules as well. there's no way the balloons found were heroin balloons. people don't buy thousands of dollars worth of dope from some dude they never met at show.

unfortunately though, i have seen the use of hard drugs increase at almost all jam shows. it used to be mostly weed, acid, shrooms, nitrous, booze. now i see those as well as ketamine, opium, coke, heroin, and molly. the hard drugs are especially popular at festivals.

more and more scumbags are invading the jam scene just for the drugs it seems. these people piss me off. next time i see someone with heroin at a show i'm takin' that shit and throwin' it out in front of them.